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Hi:

After many hours of help, personal research, and trial/error, I finally got my FP form with an upload button option to work. I can now receive information via my web form.  

I am into another 'boggle' now.  It seems that ONLY .jpg files can be uploaded.  So, is there a way that I can 'change' what file extention types are allowed to be uploaded?  I would definitely need both Word .doc and Excel .xls files at a min. to be able to be uploaded with the web form upload button.

Next, what do you think would happen if two people uploaded a file with the same name (for example document1.doc)?  Would one file over-write the other, or would they be auto-renamed?

Next, in my form, is it possible to have a DATE and TIME field that is automattically assigned for the end-user?
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by:pugdog_fan
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I just re-tested my form, and it seems that I CAN upload files with a .doc and .xls extension.  I guess it is just plain old .txt files that are not allowed to be uploaded .... is there a way to allow this?

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Yes - one would overwrite the other unless you tell that upload folder not too allow duplicates.  What happens when you try to upload a TXT file?  It should upload.  Have you checked the files in the upload folder to see what are already in there?
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Corey:

I figured it out.  I was trying to upload an EMPTY text file as a test.  As soon as I put some real test text into the file, it would upload via the form just fine.

So, do you know how to 'TELL' the folder NOT to allow duplicates?

What if I want to allow more then one file upload per form submission?  Should I simply put in more file upload buttons on the same form?

Shawn
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When you are signed in on the server, right click on the folder you are uploading to and make sure that Allow uploaded files to overwrite existing filenames is not checked.  

As far as uploading mulitiple files, you can try that.  I could not locate anything on MS website about it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299763 - but the file upload is pretty tricky.

-Corey
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by:pugdog_fan
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When I try what you say, I always run into the situation I have been facing ....

That all the choices are GRAYED out.

I have seen this same post by many others ....

I don't know how and or IF these choices are ever truly available to be selected or deselected.

If so, I'd have to see it myself to believe it.

I guess I'll try to control the folder permssions (for file overwriting) from the TOOLS .... SERVER option inside of FP when editing a website LIVE.

Shawn
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You seem to be opening the site correctly - File - Open Web - http://www.yourdomain.com ?  Right?  Are you on UNIX or Windows?

-Corey
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The hosting company does run Red Hat Linux.

And ... actually I did read in one spot on the MS site itself that stated not only do you have to edit the site live, you have to have FP 2002 extensions installed, and be on a Windows 2k platform for the server ....

But, I did get my upload form working and it is on a RH Linux server.

So, maybe only those folder options are available on a Windows platform?

Shawn
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Yes.  FP & *NIX do not get along.  FP wants to control these functions & *NIX wants to be controlled by an htaccess file.  I do not recommend using this component at all on a *NIX server.

-Corey
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